Creating a Culture of Deeper Learning in Secondary Classrooms
Presenters: Kim Lykens, Chad Bishop, Elisabeth Simon
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Session Description: 
Participants will explore three examples of Deeper Learning (DL) experiences carried out in Dayton area classrooms. Presenters will share details of each experience, specific learning targets addressed through these experiences, as well as the other qualities students develop through these projects. Participants will also hear about the administrative supports and other resources needed to make these DL experiences possible. Participants will leave with samples of DL experiences and ones being planned that they can work with other practicing teachers to implement
Presenter Bio:
Kim Lykens graduated from Wittenberg University in 2014 with a B.A. in biology and secondary education.  She is beginning her 4th at Stebbins High School in Mad River Local School District teaching biology and zoology to 10th-12th grade students.  Kim has served two years as a Dayton Regional STEM Fellow collaborating on high school STEM curriculum and has participated in several curriculum-focused research experiences at science laboratories across the nation including NASA JPL, NOAA, and an NSF-funded project at the University of Cincinnati.  Kim values bringing real science into her classroom and enjoys every opportunity to pass on her love of research to her students.